Texas Man Leads Louisiana Police On Four-Parish Chase

A Texas man wanted for a purse snatching in the Lincoln Parish town of Ruston led several law enforcement agencies on a four-parish pursuit over the weekend.

According to Louisiana State Police, 45-year-old George Werney the Third of Goliad, Texas led troopers along with six other police agencies in a pursuit in which speeds reached up to 100-miles-per-hour.

The pursuit began in Lincoln Parish and Werney led police through Bienville, Clairborne and Webster Parishes.

Spikes were used just outside of Minden to stop Werney. He was forced in a restaurant parking lot and then taken into custody.

Werney's charges for each parish include aggravated flight from an officer and reckless operation.